After lunch we went about 10 miles and took a break from the blazing sun in a thatch shelter. The road divided and we needed to decide if we were taking the main road or the shortcut. We decided on the shortcut because the main road added 10 miles of riding on the barren pampa. The shortcut ended up being well worth it because we rode through groves and groves of olive trees.
However, the first 5 miles were really tough for me. I couldn’t figure it out because the road was flat. I thought maybe it was the monster lunch I ate, or the heat, or maybe it was because my left knee was hurting so my right leg was compensating, causing me to ride a bit one-legged. Whatever the cause, I was dragging.
After 5 miles of going really slow Scott suggested we take a break in the shade. It was then when I realized my rear break was still engaged from the last time we stopped. (The brakes must be locked for the kickstands to work.)
Scott just looked at me with a face that said – You Have Got To Be Kidding Me.
As if riding this bike isn’t hard enough, I’m doing it with my brakes on! Whoops!
Lunch on the beach: